During the night from Monday to Tuesday, a tragic incident occurred in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, resulting in the death of one person and serious injuries to two others.
The events unfolded around 11:45 p.m. on Mortier Boulevard, where a car chase involving the police took place.
According to reports from BFMTV and Le Parisien, the driver of a BMW series 1 had initially refused to comply with a police check.
Prior to this, the same vehicle had been spotted by the police speeding at an alarming rate of 200 km/h on the ring road, specifically between the Porte de Pantin and the Porte Lilacs.
The police, in pursuit of the speeding vehicle, engaged the assistance of the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade. The chase eventually led to the vehicle colliding with street furniture on the Place de la Porte de Bagnolet.
Despite managing to temporarily outrun the police, the car’s occupants were unable to avoid the accident.
Tragically, one person lost their life at the scene, while the two others were transported to the hospital in a serious condition, as confirmed by a police source at AFP.
It is worth noting that this incident is not an isolated case. In recent months, several young individuals in France have lost their lives in similar circumstances following chases with the police.
On the night of October 6 to 7, a 23-year-old man tragically died in a scooter accident while being pursued by municipal police officers in Saint-Priest (Rhône).
Additionally, two months earlier, in Limoges, two young people riding a scooter lost their lives after colliding with a vehicle while attempting to evade a police check.